Panerai PAM277 Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT
In terms of functions or complications, the 277 is essentially the same watch as the ceramic PAM317, the titanium PAM311 and the stainless steel PAM275. All of these Panerai watches are powered by the in-house (manifattura) P.2004/1 movement, a hand-wound mechanical movement with a power reserve of 8 days and a unique complication that allows for a horizontal power reserve indicator on the dial. The depth rating is 100 meters as is usually the case for Panerai watches with a crystal case back.
The 277 has an amazing blue dial
Furthermore this movement has a GMT function for a 2nd time zone and it has a chronograph function. Most chronographs have two buttons, one button to start and stop the chronograph and another button to reset it to zero. The monopulsante chronograph is operated by just a single button that you press to both start and stop the counter. The same button is pressed again to bring the seconds hand back to zero. Hence the name "monopulsante". The mono pusher is positioned at approximately the 7 o'clock position.
The mono pusher is positioned at the 7 o'clock position
Besides the already mentioned complications, the watch also has a am/pm "dot" indicator and a seconds reset function. Oh and the 2mm thick crystal is domed, it's the same crystal that is used on for instance the 233 and the 270.
The 277 comes with 18ct pink gold thumbnail buckle
The PAM277 comes with a brown alligator strap with off-white stitches and it has a 18ct pink gold thumbnail buckle (above). When the PAM277 was announced in 2006 it had a list price of a whopping 31,000 US Dollars. At this point in time you can probably get your hands on a used one if you don't mind spending between 27,500 and 29,500 USD. Or at least that's the price range I came across while searching on the Internet - out of curiosity, not because I have that kind of money of course. But if you do, you get a whole lot of watch for your money with this PAM277.
Crystal case back
As you can see in the photos, this is a watch that has been worn. The gold shows some discoloration that can be polished out, but since this isn't my watch I left it this way.
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